A Magical Musical Fairy Tale

Available in Print, Audio & eBook
by Margot Elaine Jones

BENEATH THE
DRAGONWOOD TREES

Part 1: In the Beginning

Part 2: Into The Boog-e Hole

Part One follows the adventures of a young black boy, Peter Piper, who dreams of winning a badge of honor in his village of Ficklewood Forest by performing a deed of great valor.

Part Two continues the adventures of Peter Piper and his animal pals. Will he outwit the schizoid, whacked-out Wolf, Ravenous E. Lee? Find his way out of the Boog-e Hole? Outsmart Witch Wickedy and Nanny Picklesickle?

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About the Book

Entertain the whole family with this original, musical, fairytale, trilogy. The book has QR Codes that allow you to hear the songs and music as you read along. ‘Beneath the Dragonwood Trees’ takes us into the woods on a journey reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, Hansel and Gretel, Peter and the Wolf, and even a hint of Jaberwocky by Lewis Carroll. Original songs, musical score, and a magical storyteller guide us on our way in this Broadway-style escapade.

We follow the adventures of a young black boy, Peter Piper, who dreams of winning a badge of honor in his village by performing a deed of great valor. With his talking animal pals, he ventures into the enchanted forest, alive with magic, mayhem and mischief. His quest? To outwit the wacked-out wolf, Ravenous E. Lee. Peter must find his way around the dreaded boo-e-hole, outsmart Witch Wickety, Nanny Picklesickle and the Giants. And with the help of Fairyfoot, Sir Bumbles and his magic Rope, Peter is able to…. well, you’d have to read the story to find out!

In the end Peter learns a great lesson – badge or no badge friends and family are his greatest gifts.

Written story telling is at it’s best when it includes rich illustrations, a full cast audio recording with full orchestra accompaniment! And be sure to listen to the special bonus interview.

WHAT AN AMAZING CAST!

Creator of Beneath the Dragonwood Trees, Margot is the author, director, composer, illustrator, as well as one of the performers. Margot plays Lillabell Bird, Pancho Duck, and North Wind.

MARGOT ELAINE JONES

Alumni of Lee Strasberg Acting Institute and California Institute of the Arts. Multi-talented Charles Moselle is our Musical Arranger, Recording Engineer, musician and character voice actor. He has performed in concert with Robin Williams and jazz luminaries, Stanley Clarke, Stan Getz, Bobby McFerrin, Eddie Henderson and Frank Sinatra Jr. to name a few. Charles performs the roles of Ravenous Wolf, Foogie Tree, Old Boom Oak, North Wind, and the Compass.

CHARLES MOSELLE

Best known for her long career as a singer songwriter, Buffy Ford Stewart plays Grandma Piper and Maple Tree.

She has also recently released a print and audiobook book The Blanket and The Bear: A Whimsical Story of the Endless Possibilities of Love.

BUFFY FORD STEWART

Rebecca plays Alessendra the Storyteller who brings our story to life, as well as Purrina Kitten Cat, and Peter Piper.

Rebecca J. Nile

Ester performs the roles of Nanny Picklesickle, Otis the Hunter, and Fur Tree

ESTHER CLYMAN

Jeanne Lauren performs Ortica – the purple Giant, and Bonnie Jean.

JEANNE LAUREN

Corine Kason plays Witch Wickety, Queen Fairyfoot, and JB the Hunter.

CORINE KASON

Oscar Salabert performs the roles of Grandpa Vernon, Farfull Bear, Bucky the Hunter, and Morfus the blue giant.

OSCAR SALABERT

Benjamin Bossi plays Sire Bumbles, Whisper the Great, and Larch Tree.

BENJAMIN BOSSI

GET TO KNOW MARGOT

AUTHOR  / COMPOSER / DIRECTOR / PRODUCER / PERFORMER

Margot Jones wears many hats – director, choreographer, screen writer, composer and producer.  Her PBS documentary, “Encore for Ruby” the Story of an American Ballerina, and the San Francisco Ballet traveled throughout PBS stations nationwide.

While in Los Angeles.  She learned the techniques of screen writing working at Anlac Productions for renowned Oscar winner, Stirling Silliphant.  She studied acting at the Comedia Repertory Theater in Palo Alto and played the student nurse in the now classic film Harold and Maude.